Handleman Company

Daniel Tuttle
By Daniel Tuttle Owner Bottle Imp, photographer and chicken keeper. @DanielCTuttle

The Handleman Company has been one of the major CD distributors in the US for quite a few years. They supplied CDs to major retailers including Walmart, Kmart, Best Buy and a few others. They flourished while recorded music was still popular to buy, but business started to fail after the introduction of Napster and the popularization of file sharing.

In June, 2008 Handleman annouced it would be exiting the music industry. I worked there between January of 2005 until September 2008, when the doors were about to shut for good. This set is a collection of photos I took showing the empty building, and what is left of this leg of the music industry. Since I am interested in the music industry, it was somewhat fascinating watching all of this take place first hand.

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